August 12th, 2011
01:48 PM ET
Kristen Stewart catches a lot of flak for mentioning in interviews how "Twilight" fandom has kind of/sort of taken over her life, but she didn't sound as down and out in a new interview with W magazine.
In a word, the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" wedding was "Awesome," she tells W in the September issue. "This was my first wedding. It was insane. And odd. The wedding dress experience was a huge deal. I tried on one version of the dress, and it was like tweak and tweak and alter and tweak and change, and then it’s done. BFD [as in big f-–g deal] dress. Huge deal."
"It was major," she goes on. "The last 'Twilight' book is filled with BFDs, things that people have been waiting for for so long. For me, it was ridiculously dramatic: I get married, give birth, the baby has an incredibly accelerated growth rate we’re all very concerned about, and I say goodbye to my dad for the last time ever. It was all big—I could never go, 'Whew, I’m losing this character.'"
And although she still admits that the "Twilight" fame can make her uncomfortable, it doesn't sound like she'd trade in her work on the franchise for lower wattage stardom.
"I f-–g love me a vampire," Stewart laughs. "I was 17 when I read 'Twilight,' and at the time it was so perfect for me. The script was about young kids who think they can handle stuff that they just can’t. And they’re going to do it anyway. Because, why not? Just torture yourself. I relate to that. Vampires are a little dangerous—and we girls like to test ourselves."
The final installment of the series, adapted from books by Stephenie Meyer, has been broken into two parts, with "Breaking Dawn - Part I" bowing on November 18 and the second half arriving in theaters in 2012. Seeing that she's played Bella Swan from the age of 17 to 21, Stewart was understandably expecting to have a certain kind of "moment" when the movie franchise wrapped, although it didn't come as she thought it would.
"I was going, 'Oh, my God—I wonder how I'm going to feel.' And the last scene of the shoot was at the wedding. Every single character was there on set. At the end of that day, I was kind of whacked. And so I never really had that moment then," Stewart recalls. "Instead, it happened later. We needed to film one more sort of honeymoon scene and we went to the Virgin Islands. After that scene, my true final scene, I felt like I could shoot up into the night sky and every pore of my body would shoot light. I felt lighter than I've ever felt in my life."
Read the rest of Kristen Stewart's interview in W magazine when the September issue hits newsstands August 23.
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